VMware Horizon View Firewall Ports Requirements

Test Published application by RDS in the Horizon View 6

There are ports which needs to be open on a firewall when installing VMware Horizon View. The best way to get started with Horizon View is to follow an excellent VMware PDF called – VMware Horizon View 6 Evaluator’s guide. However keep in mind that good knowledge of required firewall ports for VMware Horizon View deployments [...]

How-to use ViewDbChk – Free Utility for Horizon View Databases

ViewDbChk - Free utility to scan Horizon View Db for orphaned itemms

ViewDbChk is new free utility from VMware Labs which allows to fix VMware Horizon View database in case you’re experiencing provisioning errors. The creator of ViewDbChk is Griff James. The utility allows to clean the DB from orphaned Horizon View desktop pools or individual desktops. If an admin has deleted a VM from within the vSphere [...]

Good Read – VSAN Sizing Guide For Horizon View VDI

VSAN Sizing guide for Horizon View VDI

As always after a new technology release there are some good papers from VMware which slowly make their apparition. Few days back I reported about a paper discussing resynchronization and rebalance operations in VSAN cluster. Today the latest and newest technology from VMware is certainly Hot – VMware VSAN. New paper is available which is a VSAN [...]

VMware Workstation Tech Preview July 2014 Shows Virtual Hardware 11 Possibilities

VMware Workstation Tech Preview June 2014

Workstation tech preview July 2014 has been announced recently at the community site. This release brings new OS support – Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL, OpenSUSE, but also other new enhancements. One of the most important is new virtual hardware 11 (vmx-11). As usually, VMware says that it’s not sure if those features will made it into [...]

VMware Mirage 5 How-to Upgrade From Previous Release

VMware Mirage 5

VMware Mirage 5.0 which has been released recently and, brings new features but slightly complicate the upgrade procedure where you have to basically uninstall all components first…. The uninstall before install of the v5.0 is apparently due to some new functions that has been introduced, but for future releases the process will be simplified where only [...]

VMware Workstation 10.0.2 – maintenance release with performance improvements

Workstation 10 Update

There is a new release of VMware Workstation 10.0.2 which has been pushed out since few days, which is a maintenance release. As it’s maintenance release it does not bring any new features, but has some interesting performance improvements. For example the E1000e driver use in a VMs got a performance improvement or the easy [...]

WIMBoot in Windows 8.1 allows saving storage and memory


The latest update of Windows 8.1 brings an interesting functionality which allows to use lower end machines with small SSDs save space so If you have such a PC or tablet which has a small SSD and struggling to get everything installed, you might consider this type of installation. It’s called Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) [...]

VMware Horizon 6 – Major evolution in architecture and tighter integration of suite components

VMware Horizon View 6 - Remote apps with local experience

VMware Horizon 6 has been announced by VMware. This major update to VMware Horizon brings some major enhancements into the architecture, concerning Cloud Pod Architecture, which now supports global entitlements across View pods, RDS hosted apps, VMware VSAN (supported since View 5.3.1). Also new Application catalog which provides unified access to desktops and applications (previously [...]